Bronislaw Koziol, 24, Polish shoemaker and murderer of the Jewish weaver, Mendel Lubinski, during a Naza anti-Semitic attack on Jews on May 21, was today sentenced to serve three years in jail for the brutal killing.
The court which pronounced judgment justified the mild sentence with the declaration it was because of “mutual attacks by Jewish and Christian hooligans.”
Lubinski was killed when a band of young Naras, incited by an anti-Semitic priest named Zaleski, attacked a group of Jewish workers. Koziol knifed Lubinski, who was taken to a hospital where he died soon afterward. His funeral was attended by thousands of Bialystok Jews.
The brutal character of the murder was recognized when the police communiques after the killing in which Lubinski was called the “victim of the political party battlefield.”
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